Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Occupy Charlotte: In Their Own Words: 'Getting money out of politics'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

JusCaus making dinner for Occupy Charlotte Oct. 12

As promised in an earlier post, CL continues to bring you voices from the occupation of Charlotte — individual participants, in their own words, talking about why they joined the local Occupy movement.

On Wed., Oct. 12, we caught up with JusCaus in the kitchen of Occupy Charlotte. He's part of the Concrete Generation Collective, which is what brought him back to Charlotte from Wyoming.

We asked him the same three questions we've asked others in our "in their own words" series: Who are you? Where are you from? Why are you here? But, for him, we had a fourth question: What are you doing?

"I'm here ... just to represent and be seen for this movement that we've got going on which, to me, is all about the disparity of income and getting money out of politics and getting money out of corporations. You know, like, I think 94 percent of all elections are won by the candidates that raise the most money, and I don't really view that as a Democracy."

Listen to JusCaus in his own words:

Further reading:
24 Hours with Occupy Charlotte
Occupy Charlotte: Working Out the Glitches
CMPD holds Occupy Charlotte press conference
Listen to voices from Wednesday's #OccupyUNCC
Who are the 99 percent?
Oct. 1: The birth of Occupy Charlotte

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